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TRUCK STOPS / GASOLINE PUMPS / GASOLINE ADVERTISING
|"1304 / SIOUX TRUCK-STOP CAFÉ--Jake-Al
Berreth / Howard Sternberg" including the gasoline pumps at Newcastle Wyoming, unused
chrome from Pikes Peak Post Card, small corner crease. $2.00 wg
1968 solid bronze set of Franklin Mint Presidential coins, a prize in Shell's Mr. President Coin Game, in a special red cardboard holder explicitly made for the set. We have 34 of the 35 coins (George Washington - Lyndon Johnson, missing only James Garfield). Coins are about the size of a quarter, and the cardboard holder is scuffed in places. Coins show some toning; none are worn or damaged. $17.00 ng
"BERRYMAN'S CAFE / Beaver Bay, Minn." including its Mobil gasoline pumps; chrome post card mailed 1958, small corner crease in sky, noticeable internal crease at left front edge, a little paper separation at a bottom corner. Not as bad as it sounds. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00 m(b)gg
"BOYER HOTEL COURT / G T STEVENS / Managing Owner / OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLA." including 3 gasoline pumps, unused Teknitone linen, yellowish paper. The pictured sign says 'Boyer Court' at variance with the caption. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 omgg(s)
"C810 // SPEEDING? / I'LL BET YOU DIDN'T / THINK I'D MAKE IT / DID YOU? // 2C-H294" comic art showing woman emerging from service station ladies rest room while law officer is writing ticket, linen souvenir of the Chicago Cafe in International Falls Minnesota, post card mailed 1953, slight yellowing of the paper with age, tiny corner bend. $2.00 mcgl
"Chippewa Lake, Mich." sepia-tone DOPS real photo postcard showing 3 autos parked outside the AC Store (meats & groceries) & Milletts US Post Office, with 2 pumps of the Standard gas station most distant. Unused. Sold but front still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50 opg
"Del Haven White House Cottages / 7 Mi. North of Washington on Route 1 / Berwyn Md." multiview linen with 3 scenes--including a gas station, mailed 1939, light amount of cancel ink on front, lightly toned back. $3.00
"Dick and his little woman. Dick has just returned from the County Seat" including a Gulf gasoline pump at the left side, real photo autographed & dated 1950 stamp side, mailed there 1950, readable signs include 'Dick Huddleston of Lum and Abner'. $7.50 agg+
"EL CAPTAIN(sic), HIGHEST PEAK IN TEXAS (U. S. HIGHWAY 62)" showing El Capitan; circa-1948 monochromatic olive-green postcard, distributed to publicize Conoco Touraide guides available at their gasoline stations; unused, very light toning on back. There is more than the spelling error: Guadalupe Peak is actually the highest in Texas & El Capitan (correctly spelled) is the eighth highest. How long do you suppose they put this card out with all its errors? Did Conoco really want to be known for inaccuracies? $7.00. t(e)gm
"FLOYD'S MOTEL / 2Miles North on U.S. 31-W, Goodlettsville, Tenn." including a sign for their cafe & Pan-Am gasoline pumps at the left, linen post card, circa 1955, small x on front marks a room. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $2.00 tmrg
"Gas Pumper / Till Keeper" unused & suggestive Runnin' Bare Artist Series #1750 card for operators George & Maxine Graves of Seattle Washington, 1979 copyright, fresh colors & good edges. $2.00 gw NEW / NEU / NOUVEAU
"GOLD DUST VILLAGE - Highway 119 - Central City, Colorado" as seen from a high vantage point; the roadside complex consisting of a bar, gas station, gift shop, liquor store, restaurant & the Gold Dust Inn. Unused real photo advertising postcard with glossy finish, tiny corner crease nowhere near the image. $5.00 crg
"GREETINGS FROM INTERCOURSE, PENNA." including a horse-drawn buggy & a Gulf gas station, unused postcard, 1969 copyright, creases (2 long), back toned. As is. $1.00 pg
"Holding's / LITTLE AMERICA / LITTLE AMERICA, WYOMING / ... / World's Largest Service Station" including 3 of their islands--they had 55 pumps altogether, mailed there 1964, corner crease, minor edge wear. $2.50 gsw
"L-55--Morgan Monument, Spartanburg, S. C." also showing the New York Café & the Esso station across the street from it, unused Curteich linen postcard, yellowish paper on back, writing on back in stamp box, 4 tiny dots on back, good edges. $2.25 s(s)gs
"LIGHTHOUSE CAFÉ / Motel & Service Station / SOUTH DECATUR, ILL. / JUNCTION 47 & 51" unused black & white post card circa 1956. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (almost 2x original postcard area) 100-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 i(d)rlgm^
"Mercedes-Benz 320 Kombinationscoupé, 1937" being serviced by a Shell gasoline pump, unused continental post card, near mint condition. $2.50 ag
"MONUMENT SQUARE / NORRIDGEWOCK, ME." including some of the Gulf gas station at the intersection of US 2 & US 201; sepia-tone Dupont Defender real photo with good focus & contrast, writing on back, slight ink smear on back, lightly toned back, faint crackling near one corner (nowhere near image). $9.00 mg
"No135 // Must have 'Shell / at all costs" art depicting a pioneer aviator picking up a can of Shell Motor Spirit, unused reproduction of an advertising postcard made in Great Britain, excellent condition. The quote mark after shell is missing. $4.00 a(p)g
"No 155 Triumphs of the Air / Mr. L. I. PAULHAN writes: / I used SHELL on my flight from London to Manchester, and from / start to finish the Gnome Engine ran / splendidly / ... / 'SHELL' Motor Spirits" unused reproduction of a circa-1911 advertising postcard in excellent condition. Louis Paulhan won the Daily Mail aviation prize for that flight in 1910. $4.00 a(p)gga
"NOTHING / THANKS / IT'S JUST ONE OF THOSE STOPS" cartoon art shows car of children rushing to restroom while attendant looks on, post card from Noble, minor corner wear & rounding, small ding in the top edge, very light toning shows in the front borders. $2.00 gcc ILLUSTRATION ADDED RECENTLY
See also Roadside Americana postcards at this site!
"SIMONS TRUCK OASIS / I-40 at Cemetery Road / ... / Sayre OK 73662" aerial including 4 islands for trucks, unused chrome post card from Skypix Inc., lightly toned back. $2.50 go
"SKYLINE OF DETROIT / Michigan as seen from West Fort Street" with legible signs--Gulf gasoline, Associated Industries Inc., Empire Industries, Schenley billboard; unused chrome postcard published by the Hiawatha Card Co., minor corner & edge wear. $1.50 m(d)g
"Sunny Brook / Route 36 and 16, Coshocton, Ohio / Phone 1751 / 42023" also known as Mohr's Truck Stop, including Pepsi, Gulf, Chicken Dinners & Sunnybrook Truck Stop signs; unused Picto-Card postcard from Kaeser & Blair in Cincinnati (low-quality printing), a little toning in the front border, fingerprint toning on back, minor wear to a bottom corner. Hard to find. $6.00 o(c)gc
"The Big Car eats up barrels of gas. But the little Ford ain't in that class. // GUESS THIS WILL RUN ME TODAY" the Ford owner totes a 1-gallon can, while the other driver asks for about 20 more gallons; signed Witt art on an unused Ford Booster Comic series postcard, made in the USA, good edges. $5.00 a(w)acg NEW / NEU / NOUVEAU
TRANSGLOBE AIRLINES (United Kingdom). Continental Ilford real photo postcard showing its Canadair CL-44-D4-1 with a Shell / BP gasoline truck alongside, exemplary contrast & focus, small upper corner bend. This aircraft also flew for Tradewind Airways & Westinghouse. Rare. $5.00 a(p)gu
"Tuscarora Summit Inn / Tuscarora Summit ... / East of McConnellsburg, Pa. / U. S. 30 Elev. 2123" including the Atlantic gasoline pumps, observation deck & signs--'THIS IS THE TOP / DINING ROOM / RUNNING WATER / CABIN COTTAGE' & 'SAYLER'S DINING ROOM / CABIN COTTAGE' (looks like Sayler's is partly painted out, so transitional). Unused circa-1932 Ekc real photo postcard judging by its oxidation, 2 corners with small crease (neither into the image), toned back, slight curl to the paper not a problem in any album. Now the Mountain House Bar & Grill. Rare: we found no other examples when we searched the Internet. SALE IN PROGRESS p(t)p(l)g
UNITED AIR LINES. Unused regular-size chrome postcard
"UNION OIL COMPANY'S / Natural Color Scenes of the West / STATE CAPITOL, Olympia, Washington/ ... / TOUR THE WEST THIS YEAR WITH UNION 76 GASOLINE" unused advertising postcard, tiny spot in the back address area, minor wear to the upper corners. $1.50 cwga
UNITED AIRLINES. Unused regular-size post card showing its Douglas DC-6B (N37588) near a Standard Oil station, lithographed in the United States, excellent condition. $4.75 a(p)g showing its Vickers Viscount 745D (N7457) parked near a Standard Oil gas station, trivial wear at one corner, otherwise excellent condition. Sold to TACA in 1969, becoming YS-28C. $5.00 a(p)g
"UNTITLED, NEW YORK CITY, 1986 /PHOTOGRAPH BY PHILIP-LORCA DICORCIA" unused copyrighted postcard from Fotofolio, small bottom corner crease, minor wear to the other corners. Prices showing: 87.9 regular, 99.9 premium. Those were the days! $1.50 gpn NEW / NEU / NOUVEAU
VANCOUVER ISLAND AIR (Canada). Unused continental post card showing its DeHavilland Canada DHC-2 (C-FVIA) moving in the water near an Esso refueling facility, near mint & simply gorgeous. $10.00 abg ILLUSTRATION ADDED RECENTLY
Wanted to buy--Clark Oil and Refining trading stamp booklets from the early 1960's. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars or Euros! *c
"'WELCOME TO GREENVILLE TEXAS" LEE STREET LOOKING EAST" where the Trailways Bus Terminal was opposite a Texaco gas station, linen, mild corner wear, a little cancel ink in the sky. Remarkable banner hung prominently over the street reads 'THE BLACKEST LAND / GREENVILLE WELCOME / THE WHITEST PEOPLE'. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $2.00 tbbg##*%
WEST COAST AIRLINES (Canada). Continental black & white photograph of its DeHavilland Canada DHC-3 (C-FUJM) moored at its dock near a waterfront Esso gasoline station, good composition & focus, an exceptionally interesting scene. $7.50 a(p)cg NEW / NEU / NOUVEAU
"West Palm St., Roodhouse, Illinois: showing a pickup truck parked outside Mary's Garage (Chrysler / Plymouth service) & a large Texaco sign across the street, unused black & white linen, yellowing of the paper with age. Nice. Post card sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (almost 2x original area) & enhanced 100-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 ig*#
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